Date of Award

Spring 2021

Thesis Type

Rollins Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Matthew Forsythe

Second Advisor

Jana Mathews


A scientist develops a new experimental additive that improves the performance of the gasoline used in cars. Unfortunately, the resulting toxic fumes are fatal, even in the open air, and can asphyxiate a person in just a few minutes. An international terrorist organization designs a plan to kill thousands of people using this element. This is the storyline of the script used as my thesis project. It emphasizes violence as one of the biggest problems that affects contemporary society. For centuries, humanity has been confronted with horrendous acts of violence; one of the most common examples is the Holocaust. Actions of this kind are executed with the additional goal of producing fear, and that is the principal objective of terrorism, which is defined as the “unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (Code of Federal Regulations). Terrorism has been a dreadful feature of human history that is still an issue in contemporary times. This project focuses on terrorism, a reality that should not be ignored in the United States or the rest of the world.

Rights Holder

Pablo Cabezas