Built on conversations with students interested in serious learning of a variety of Torah texts, the IBC Honors track was launched in the spring semester of 2013 to offer students the opportunity to study Halacha, Tanakh, Jewish philosophy, Jewish history and Talmud at an advanced level. Open to all IBC students, honors courses feature in-depth study stressing both textual analysis and fascinating in-class discussion. Courses offer the best of both classroom and beit midrash settings. Students are expected to have proficiency in reading Hebrew texts and develop a true appreciation for the beauty of Torah study. Courses are taught by the IBC faculty along with faculty from other departments within the University.