Courses at the Harvard Kennedy School

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 this is a partial list; updates will be posted by August 7.



Business and Government Policy
BGP- 100 The Business-Government Relationship in the United States Roger Porter  
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade  Robert Laurence  

Democracy, Politics and Institutions

DPI-115 The American Presidency Roger Porter  
DPI-120* The U.S. Congress and Law Making David King  
DPI-122* Politics and American Public Policy David King  
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump Richard Parker  
DPI-218 Dissent & Disobedience in Democracies Arthur Applbaum  
DPI-227 Religion in America’s Political Conscience and at the Ballot Box Eugene J. Dionne  
DPI-305 Voting Rights and Electoral Politics Alex Keyssar  
DPI-308  How Decision Makers Translate Public Opinion into Policy Action Benjamin Schneer  
DPI-342 Religion, Politics and Public Policy Richard Parker  
DPI-348 Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today Roberto Mangabeira Unger  
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy Khalil Muhammad  
DPI-407 Getting and Keeping Democracy Tarek Masoud  
DPI 415 Comparative Politics and Policy Pippa Norris  
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism Pippa Norris  
DPI-440 Middle Eastern Politics and Policy Tarek Masoud  
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China Antony Saich  
DPI-460 Latin American Politics and Policymaking Candelaria Garay  
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It Jeeyang Rhee Baum  
DPI-600 The Politics of the Press Nancy Gibbs  
International and Global Affairs
IGA-103 Global Governance Kathryn Sikkink  
IGA-105 The Politics of International Law Kathryn Sikkink  
IGA-110 Modern Diplomacy Nicholas Burns  
IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft J. Bryan Hehir  
IGA-116 Great Power Competition in the International System Nicholas Burns  
IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions J. Bryan Hehir  
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft Samantha Power  
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How it Works Erica Chenoweth  
IGA-170 Realism in International Relations Stephen Walt  
IGA-211  Central Challenges of American National Security Graham Allison/ David Sanger  
IGA-219 What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy? Stephen Walt  
IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force J. Bryan Hehir  
IGA-229 Gender, Sex and War Dara Kay Cohen  
IGA-232  Controlling the World’s Most Dangerous Weapons Matthew Bunn/ William Tobey  
IGA-236 Cybersecurity Technology, Policy, and Law Bruce Schneier  
IGA-240 Cyber and Information Operations: Technology, Policy, and the Law Eric Rosenbach  
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice Douglas Johnson  
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians Douglas Johnson  
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms Zoe Marks  
IGA-507 Science and Technology in Domestic and International Policy  John Holdren  
IGA-513 Science, Power and Politics Sheila Jasanoff  
IGA-538 Technology, Privacy, and the Transnational Nature of the Internet James Waldo  
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics Zoe Marks  
Social and Urban Policy
SUP-448 (offered as Gov 2490) The Political Economy of the School Paul Peterson  
SUP-449 Politics and Education Policy in the U.S. Martin West  
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development Quinton Mayne  
SUP-715 Morals, Money, and Movement Cornell Brooks  
International Development
DEV-308 Social Institutions and Economic Development Michael Woolcock      

*Enrollment for this course is restricted to juniors and seniors.