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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.

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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-402 Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology and Policy
IGA-403M Policy for an Engineered Planet
IGA-408 Climate Disruption: Emerging Topics in Policy, Politics, and Technology of Climate Change
IGA-411 The Energy-Climate Challenge
Henry LeeFaculty
IGA-455 Environmental Politics: Building Power Through Persuasion, Advocacy and Negotiation
IGA-505 Solving Tech's Public Dilemmas
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-507 Science and Technology in Domestic and International Policy
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-516 Law, Science, and Society in America
IGA-518 Knowledge As Power in Law and Science
David KennedyInstructor
IGA-538 Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet
IGA-565 Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-655 Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
IGA-956Y Science, Technology, and Society: Research Seminar
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context