This case study project is conducted over the course of an entire semester, and requires 19 days of time to work on the assignments. It focuses on the components of culture, status/roles/interaction, deviance, and a student selected inquiry in the group that students study. Typically my students select an extra curricular group at the school so that they have easy access to their case study participants.
I allow students to work in teams of three to four. Groups of one or two are not recommended due to the amount of work required for the project.