Several of the most rigorous and useful classes I took were not STEM.
My fear is that the inverse of your situation, an art major that has to take a few math and science classes, puts the future of our country at a far greater risk. You can gain enough soft skills in communication, management, creative thinking, etc in a few courses, it doesn't require a 4 year degree to become competent. My personal opinion is that it would be far better to have a glut of underutilized engineers than have a glut of over-extended history majors.
I would also agree with you, I had a creative writing course that I have benefited from immensely. But that's not to say I would have replaced any of my EE courses with Advanced Creative Writing.