Our Offerings

The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

DEV-375
The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
Martha Chen
DEV-401Y
Applications and Cases in International Development
Michael Walton, Adnan Khan
DEV-501M
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I
Joseph Kalt
DEV-502
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
Dennis Norman
DPI-101
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Thomas Patterson, Matthew Baum, Tarek Masoud, Candelaria Garay
DPI-115
The American Presidency
Roger Porter
DPI-117M
The Evolution of the 21st Century American Presidency: Bush, Obama, and Trump
Elaine Kamarck
DPI-120
The U.S. Congress and Law Making
David King
DPI-122
Politics and American Public Policy
David King
DPI-132
Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
Richard Parker
DPI-150Y
Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
Thomas Patterson
DPI-201
The Responsibilities of Public Action
Diana Acosta Navas, Mathias Risse, Sean Gray
DPI-202
Ethics in Public Life
Christopher Robichaud
DPI-218
Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
Arthur Applbaum
DPI-227
Religion in America’s Political Conscience and at the Ballot Box
E.J. Dionne
DPI-235
Economic Justice
Christopher Robichaud
DPI-305
Challenges Facing Democracy in the United States
Alex Keyssar
DPI-308
Is Representative Democracy Representative?
Benjamin Schneer
DPI-312M
Sparking Social Change: Analytic Frameworks to Guide Social Innovators
Mark Moore
DPI-324
Running for Office and Managing Campaigns
Steven Jarding