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.

Course Number

Course Title


DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-101 Political Institutions and Public Policy
DPI-115 The American Presidency
DPI-117M The Evolution of the 21st Century American Presidency: Bush, Obama, and Trump
DPI-120 The U.S. Congress and Law Making
David KingFaculty
DPI-122 Politics and American Public Policy
David KingFaculty
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
DPI-150Y Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
DPI-201 The Responsibilities of Public Action
DPI-218 Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
DPI-227 Religion, Values, and the Future of Democracy
DPI-235 Economic Justice
DPI-242 Ignorance, Lies, Hogwash, and Humbug: The Value of Truth and Knowledge in Democracies
DPI-308 How Decision Makers Translate Public Opinion into Policy Action
DPI-312M Sparking Social Change: Analytic Frameworks to Guide Social Innovators
Mark MooreFaculty
DPI-321 Modern American Political Campaigns
Robby MookFaculty
DPI-322M Presidential Primaries and Modern American Political Parties
DPI-326M Personnel is Policy: Building Teams in American Government
DPI-327M Leading Political Transitions in State and Local Office: A Field Lab
David KingFaculty
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America