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-502
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
Dennis Norman
DPI-101
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Tarek Masoud, Quinton Mayne, Thomas Patterson, Matthew Baum
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
Matthew Baum
DPI-201
The Responsibilities of Public Action
Mathias Risse, Christopher Robichaud
DPI-204
Seminar in Bioethics
Frances Kamm
DPI-216
Democratic Theory
Jane Mansbridge
DPI-218
Principled 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-242
Ignorance, Lies, Hogwash, and Humbug: The Value of Truth and Knowledge in Democracies
Christopher Robichaud
DPI-253
Killing and Letting Die in Public Policy: From A(bortion) to W(ar)
Frances Kamm
DPI-305
Challenges Facing Democracy in the United States
Alexander Keyssar
DPI-324
Running for Office and Managing Campaigns
Steven Jarding
DPI-330
The Making of a Politician
Steven Jarding
DPI-337
Party System Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse
Scott Mainwaring
DPI-342
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
Richard Parker