- 北海道大学水産科学研究彙報 (ISSN:24353353)
- vol.70, no.2, pp.113-118, 2020-12-23
The student handbook (Gakubu-Annai or Gakusei-Binran) is distributed to all the freshman students in Hokkaido University at the first guidance class. This book provides various instructions on daily student life as well as general information for academic programs given by different undergraduate schools or faculties. In the chapter related to the Department of Fishing Science (DFS), Faculty of Fisheries, precondition sentence, female students are not suitable for DFS or similar sentences, was continuously found in the student handbook from 1980 to 1992. Such a statement presumably gave negative influence on female students, when choosing the undergraduate program to study. Although two female students graduated the department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries, for the first time in 1953, female students who graduated DFS first appeared in 1978. They decided to study fishing science despite the influence of the statement. Here, we examined the relationship between descriptions in the student handbook and percentages of female students in undergraduate and graduate programs of the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University.