they actually exist.
You always hear "stories" about those nutty professors whose sole purpose seems to be indoctrination - but they're just funny stories, you know?
Evidently they have some basis in reality.
My brother-in-law is starting his freshman year at Cal State San Bernardino. He signed up for a basic Composition 101 sort of English class to fulfill a requirement. Only to find out that required reading for the course is Al Gore's new book, and the writing requirement is five, count them, FIVE essays on global warming.
Um. Wow. How those particular requirements will help anyone actually learn to write well is beyond me.
Oh, and my brother-in-law dropped the course. ;)