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 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.



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

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-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump Richard Parker Fall
DPI-227 Religion in America’s Political Conscience and at the Ballot Box Eugene J. Dionne Fall
DPI-342 Religion, Politics and Public Policy Richard Parker 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-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China Antony Saich Spring
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It Jeeyang Rhee Baum Spring
DPI-610 Data Science for Politics Benjamin Schneer Spring
DPI-703 Democracy: The Long (and Bumpy) History Alex Keyssar Fall
International and Global Affairs
IGA-103 Global Governance Kathryn Sikkink Fall
IGA-105 International Law and Global Justice Kathryn Sikkink Spring
IGA-110 Diplomacy: War and Peace Negotiations (1990-Today) Nicholas Burns Spring
IGA-170 Realism in International Relations Stephen Walt Fall
IGA-217 U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Age Fredrik Logevall Spring
IGA-227 Insurgents, Rebels, and Terrorists: Causes and Consequences of Civil War Dara Kay Cohen Fall
IGA-229 Gender, Sex and Violence in Global Politics Dara Kay Cohen Spring
IGA-236 Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law Bruce Schneier Spring
IGA-240 Cyber and Information Operations: Technology, Policy, and the Law Eric Rosenbach Spring
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice Douglas Johnson Fall
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians Douglas Johnson Spring
IGA-412 The Geopolitics of Energy Meghan O'Sullivan Spring
IGA-507 Science and Technology in Domestic and International Policy  John Holdren Spring
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-632 Africa in Global Politics Zoe Marks Spring
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
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development Quinton Mayne Spring

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