All Government concentrators are allowed to meet up to 2 of their 3-4 elective requirements through courses at the Harvard Kennedy School. The courses must be chosen from the ones on the list below; petitions to count other HKS courses will not be considered. Please note that secondary-field requirements cannot be met through coursework at HKS. Enrollment in HKS courses is always at the discretion of the HKS professor; please refer to the HKS website for additional instructions.
Concentrators do not need to request permission to count the courses below for concentration credit, but they do need to fill out the appropriate paperwork so that the Government Department and FAS Registrar will know that these courses are being used for concentration credit. A Concentration Credit Petition for Cross-Registered Courses must be filed by the Fifth Monday of the semester in which the course is taken. Please contact Karen Kaletka for approval.
Please note that HKS or other cross-registered courses that do not count for concentration credit will not be included in the calculation of total GPA. See the Student Handbook for more information.
HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL COURSES PRE-APPROVED FOR GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATION CREDIT
|Business and Government Policy|
|BGP 100||The Business-Government Relationship in the United States||Roger Porter||Spring|
|BGP 610||The Political Economy of Trade||Robert Lawrence||Fall|
|BGP 670||Financial Crises: Concepts and Evidence||Carmen Reinhart||Spring|
Democracy, Politics and Institutions
|DPI 115 (offered as Gov 1540**)||The American Presidency||Roger Porter||Fall|
|DPI 120*||The U.S. Congress and Law Making||David King||Spring|
|DPI 122*||Politics and American Public Policy||David King||Fall|
|DPI 207||Philosophy of Technology: From Marx to Heidegger to AI, Genome Editing, and Geoengineering||Mathias Risse||Fall|
|DPI 342||Religion, Politics and Public Policy in America||Carleigh Beriont||Fall|
|DPI 391||Race, Inequality, and American Democracy||Khalil Muhammad||Spring|
|DPI 415||Comparative Politics and Policy||Pippa Norris||Fall|
|DPI 418||The Rise of Authoritarian Populism||Pippa Norris||Fall|
|DPI 464||Latin American Contemporary Political Economy||Sebastian Etchemendy||Fall|
|DPI 543||Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It||Jeeyang Rhee Baum||Spring|
|DPI 600||The Politics of the Press||Nancy Gibbs||Fall|
|DPI 608||Political Communication Breakdown: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions||Matthew Baum||Spring|
|DPI 703||Democracy: The Long View and the Bumpy History||Alex Keyssar||Fall|
|Development and Economic Growth|
|DEV 130||Why Are So Many Countries Poor, Volatile, and Unequal?||Ricardo Hausmann||Fall|
|DEV 308||Social Institutions and Economic Development||Michael Woodcock||Spring|
|DEV 356||Economic Policy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities||Celestin Monga||Fall|
|International and Global Affairs|
|IGA 103||Global Governance||Kathryn Sikkink||Fall|
|IGA 105||International Law and Global Justice||Kathryn Sikkink||Spring|
|IGA 147 (offered as Gov 1134**)||Civil Resistance: How it Works||Erica Chenoweth||Fall|
|IGA 227||Insurgents, Rebels, and Terrorists: Causes and Consequences of Civil War||Dara Kay Cohen||Fall|
|IGA 236||Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law||Bruce Schneier||Spring|
|IGA 385||Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice||Douglas Johnson||Fall|
|IGA 513||Science, Power, and Politics||Sheila Jasanoff||Fall|
|IGA 538||Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet||James Waldo||Fall|
|IGA 655||Middle Eastern Politics and Policy||Tarek Masoud||Spring|
|Social and Urban Policy|
|SUP 448 (offered as Gov 2490**)||The Political Economy of the School||Paul Peterson||Fall|
*Enrollment for this course is restricted to juniors and seniors.
**College students should sign up for this course under the Gov course number, not the HKS one.