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

DPI-326M
Personnel is Policy: Building Teams in American Government
Yohannes Abraham
DPI-329
Contemporary Issues in American Elections
Elaine Kamarck, David Gergen
DPI-334
Democratic Transitions, Breakdowns, Stagnations, and Advances
Scott Mainwaring
DPI-340
Conservatives and Liberals in America
Leah Wright Rigueur
DPI-342
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
Richard Parker
DPI-345M
Green Politics and Public Policy in a Global Age
Muriel Rouyer
DPI-348
Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today
Roberto Mangabeira Unger
DPI-351M
Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations
Mark Fagan
DPI-376M
Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States
Timothy Patrick McCarthy
DPI-391
Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
Khalil Muhammad
DPI-401M
Institutions and Development
Ryan Sheely
DPI-407
Getting and Keeping Democracy
Scott Mainwaring, Tarek Masoud
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-418
The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
Pippa Norris
DPI-421
Power Shifts: Understanding Global Change Through History
Arne Westad
DPI-425
U.S. Workers and Workplace Policies
Holly Fechner
DPI-431
Global Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy, Governance, and Policy
Muriel Rouyer
DPI-440
Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Tarek Masoud
DPI-450
The Political Economy of Transition in China
Anthony Saich
DPI-460
Latin American Politics and Policymaking
Candelaria Garay