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


DPI-312M Sparking Social Change: Analytic Frameworks to Guide Social Innovators
Mark MooreFaculty
DPI-313M Sparking Social Change: Design Lab
Mark MooreFaculty
DPI-321 Modern American Political Campaigns
Robby MookFaculty
DPI-324 Running for Office and Managing Campaigns
DPI-326M Personnel is Policy: Building Teams in American Government
DPI-329 American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
DPI-334 Democratic Transitions, Breakdowns, Stagnations, and Advances
DPI-340 Conservatives and Liberals in America
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-345M Green Politics and Public Policy in a Global Age
DPI-348 Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today
DPI-351M Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations
Mark FaganFaculty
DPI-376M Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-401M Institutions and Development
Ryan SheelyInstructor
DPI-407 Getting and Keeping Democracy
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-421 Power Shifts: Understanding Global Change Through History
DPI-431 Global Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy, Governance, and Policy