fbpx Courses | Harvard Kennedy School

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.

Information on course registration and cross-registration here:

Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2022 - 2023

Course Number

Course Title


DPI-828 Policy Analysis and Communication
DPI-830 Column and Opinion Writing
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Renee LothFaculty
DPI-835M Speechwriting
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
DPI-852M Advanced 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-125 Reasoning from the Past: Applied History and Decision Making
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works
IGA-150Y Seminar: International and Global Affairs
IGA-170 Realism in International Relations
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-217 U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Age
IGA-219M What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
IGA-227 Insurgents, Rebels, and Terrorists: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
IGA-229 Gender, Sex, and Violence in Global Politics