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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.

Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


DPI-710 History of the U.S. for Policymakers, Activists, and Citizens
DPI-802M The Arts of Communication
DPI-810M Writing for Policy and Politics
DPI-820M Policy Memo Writing
DPI-821M Writing Policy Reports
DPI-828 Policy Analysis and Communication
DPI-830 Column and Opinion Writing
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Alex GreenFaculty
Renee LothFaculty
DPI-835M Speechwriting
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
DPI-891M Engaging the Media
DPI-896M Crisis Communications
Jon HaberFaculty
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
IGA-103 Global Governance
IGA-105 International Law and Global Justice
IGA-110 Diplomacy: War and Peace Negotiations (1990-Today)
IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
IGA-116 Great Power Competition in the International System
IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
IGA-125 Reasoning from the Past: Applied History and Decision Making