By now the routine is a familiar one. Each fall, anxious throngs of high school graduates-and a growing number of adult returning students-make their way onto college campuses. The new arrivals face the formidable tasks of working toward graduation and preparing for a career. This requires, early on, selecting a major. The major will clarify graduation requirements and provide a sense of career options. Ominously, the selection of a major will also lock unsuspecting students into a mind-set and a framework of analysis that will tell them, quite literally, what and how to think, the nature of truth, and which questions are permitted and which are not.